ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle was a Scottish writer and physician. He is a well-known crime-fiction author, popular for creating the reputed fictional detective Sherlock Holmes. Doyle was born on May 22, 1859 in Scotland. He authored four novels and fifty-six short stories featuring Sherlock Holmes, a London-based consulting detective. A Study in Scarlet was his first literary work featuring Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson.

Arthur Conan Doyle was a prolific author. He authored many literary works in the fantasy, science-fiction, humor and romance genres. Doyle also wrote seven historical novels, which went on to be regarded as his best works. He also created The Professor Challenger Stories featuring the irascible scientist ‘Professor Challenger’.

SYNOPSIS

The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes from Om Illustrated Classics is a collection of seven short stories written by Arthur Conan Doyle. The book features some of the most famous and successful cases solved by Sherlock Holmes, including The Veiled Lodger, The Lionโ€™s Mane, The Illustrious Client, The Adventure of The Blanched Soldier, The Creeping Man, The Mazarin Stone, and The Adventure of The Three Gables.

Sherlock Holmes is a reputed criminal investigator from London. He has an astute observation that allows him to pick up clues from the most mundane happenings. Armed with extraordinary forensic skills and an unparalleled skill of deductive reasoning, he solves some of the most challenging cases. His clients come from different strata of the society, ranging from the common folks to the royalty.

The cases of Sherlock Holmes are chronicled by his friend and confidant John Watson, better known as Dr. Watson. Dr. Watson is an ex-veteran, who shares an apartment with Sherlock Holmes on 221B, Baker Street, and helps him solve some of his most complex cases.

WHAT WE LIKED ABOUT THE CASE-BOOK OF SHERLOCK HOLMES

The book is rather reader-friendly with its bold print and illustrations.

Speaking of illustrations, they are quite detailed and definitely add more value to the story line. The cover has an interesting picture of Sherlock with his characteristic cigar and a magnifying glass, along with a scene from one of the stories inside.ย  All the stories in the collection are very interesting and keep the readers hooked from start to end.

WHAT WE DID NOT LIKE ABOUT THE CASE-BOOK OF SHERLOCK HOLMES

As opposed to its black-and-white illustrations, colorful illustrations would have certainly made a better case for The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes.

CONCLUSION

Ameya Rating:
3.5/5

This illustrated version of some of the most memorable classics by Arthur Conan Doyle is a perfect way to introduce your children to Sherlock Holmes. The seven short stories are presented in a simplified language suited to young readers.

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